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Recognize Damages to the Chassis and Steering System

Careless driving and dirt accumulation significantly increase the risk of wear on safety-relevant chassis and steering components. Workshops need to pay attention to typical damage patterns and remedy defects as required. If chassis or steering components are damaged, the person steering needs to expect the handling of their vehicle to become critical. Experts at ZF …

September
24
2018

Brake adjustment: Running clearance

Achieving the optimum running clearance between the brake pad and disc will help avoid overheating.

September
21
2018

Frank Massey’s Top Ten Tests with PicoScope: #2 Actuator Duty Current

In Frank’s second test he looks at a Turbo Control actuator, measuring control duty and current.

September
18
2018

Technical information: Brake pad wear indicator

The wear indicator is a monitoring device used to inform the driver promptly when the brake pad has reached its minimum thickness/wear limit.

September
7
2018

Replacing defective suspension springs

Chassis springs – together with shock absorbers and spring strut support bearings – fulfill decisive safety and comfort functions. We therefore recommend regularly checking the component and, in the event of corrosion, cracks or breaks, replacing it. Defective springs negatively affect the vehicle handling and road safety: They extend the braking distance because they can …

August
29
2018

Causes of low compression, no start from a stuck closed IAC (part 1) – Toyota/Lexus

This was one of the weirdest causes of a no compression, no start problem that I have ever seen. Someone could have easily condemned the engine itself for this problem. Every other time I have heard an engine crank like this (no compression has a unique sound), it has always been a jumped or broken …

August
24
2018

How to correctly install ball joints

Learn how to correctly install ball joints with this instructional video.

August
20
2018

Repair notes for brake lines and hand-brake cables

August
14
2018

Why was the VW Passat ‘smoking’?

EEC Technical Trainer Stuart Still investigates a VW Passat 2.0D – Black Smoke Emitted and Misfire on Idle I was recently presented with a VW Passat 2.0 D that had 225K miles on the clock and was fitted with a Bosch EDC 1.5 system. The main symptoms were hesitation and misfire on idle and I …

August
9
2018

Reading a Spark Plug-NGK Spark Plugs

Have you ever wondered how to “read” a spark plug? This video describes in detail the best process to examine a spark plug and assess its condition.

August
6
2018